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Hands on fun for all ages at USA Science & Engineering Festival

ScienceFest-4001Hook your kids into science by taking them to the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo April 26-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

There will be over 3,000 different hands-on activities, experiments and plenty of scientists and engineers to talk to. Over 100 shows will take place on three different stages including science magicians, science cheerleaders and the music group “They Might Be Giants.” A STEM Career Pavilion will have over 50 colleges and universities in the College Fair and over 20 companies showcasing STEM internships, mentorships and afterschool programs.

Exhibits at the Expo will include everything from flight simulators, virtual reality environments to surgical robots. There will be hands-on, interactive, fun and entertaining activities, displays and demonstrations.

The USA Science & Engineering Festival beings Thursday, April 24 with an X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advanced registration is required for the event with is open to students interested in STEM and allows them to meet and hear science and technology experts. There is a Sneak Peek of the Expo on Friday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students and teachers from the community, homeschoolers, military families and government officials and staff to get a preview.

The Expo itself will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The Expo is free and tickets are not required but preregister to win an iPad 2, T-shirts and behind the scenes meet and greets with science celebrities.

For details and to register visit the USA Science & Engineering Festival website.

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